TCFC Recommends PLACEHOLDER FOR SHARON BRONSON on Board of SUPERVSORS
This Tuesday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will pick someone to finish the 1 year left on Sharon Bronson's Board of Supervisor term.
"Leftward move likely"
"Whoever the supervisors choose, the board is likely to move further left, the main question being by how much.
Aelita Grijalva also decline to name a favorite, but her father, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, has endorsed Jen Allen, a newcomer to local politics whose career stretches from running the Tucson-based Border Action Network two decades ago to directing the Arizona ACLU in recent years. That’s led people like me to deduce that Adelita Grijalva probably favors Allen for the seat, though it’s possible she differs from her father on this. In fact, she bristled during the Nov. 21 board meetings at accusations by Bronson that she was trying to “rig” the process to put her favored candidate in place.
“I don’t want to be accused of trying to manipulate this process in any way,” she said. “That is absolutely not the case.”
If you would like to see more about the candidates attached is a video interview from the League of Women Voters.
Mayor and Council will Discuss Continuing the Free Crime Bus this Tuesday and Akil White (aka Akil Joseph Akil) 4-hour stand-off
On December 12th, after a 4-hour stand-off with the Tucson Police Department’s SWAT team, Akil White was arrested for burglarizing a commercial business on Ft. Lowell Road. Mr. White, long known to TPD for his numerous arrests for drug use, burglary and other crimes, had just been released from TPD custody days prior while committing another burglary in progress. TCFC members supplied us with photos and video of Mr. White utilizing the free crime bus in the furtherance of committing more crimes and creating more victims. The City of Tucson is having a study session on Tuesday December 19th on the continuation of the free fares. Reach out to your local Council Member to tell them that their policies are creating more victims. TCFC will report more on this matter in the coming week.
PCSD Corrections Officer arrested for "organized retail theft" still has job
From the News 4 article:
"Jose Monreal Jr. was first arrested by his own department in September and charged with two misdemeanors related to theft, a third shoplifting charge was later added by prosecutors.
In October, Sahuarita Police arrested him for two felony shoplifting related charges after a Walmart loss prevention employee reported to police that they were able to connect Monreal to 23 shoplifting incidents.
The News 4 Tucson Investigators obtained the incident report from SPD, it states that Monreal was captured on video intentionally not scanning items at self-checkout over the course of three months.
According to the report, he failed to scan items such as avocados, ice cream and frozen foods.
After we started asking questions about the case, the Sahuarita Police Department learned that the Pima County Attorney's Office declined to prosecute the felony charges.
PCAO did not respond to us explaining why they declined to prosecute the case.
According to Pima County Justice Court records, Monreal is still facing the three misdemeanor charges for the initial case.
The N4T Investigators learned that Monreal Jr. still has his job at PCSD and faced only minor discipline."
"Sheriff Chris Nanos sees it differently, he believes Monreal Jr. is a great employee that deserves a second chance. He said he formed a leadership panel to recommend what to do with him.
“Every commander in that room who heard the case recommended he be terminated," Sheriff Nanos said."